Nassau County Executive Ed Mangano today announced he has directed officials at the Assessment Review Commission (ARC) and Department of Assessment (DOA) to accept property tax assessment grievance filings until Friday, March 10.
A free user-friendly video is accessible on the ARC website at www.nassaucountyny.gov/arc to guide homeowners through the property tax assessment appeal process. The five-minute instructional video, “How to Appeal Your Assessment,” walks filers (via screen shots) through the appeal process and shows how to effortlessly navigate the ARC website to access comparable sales in the neighborhood as well as detailed information/inventory for the subject home.
“In an effort to allow taxpayers an opportunity to make sure that the assessed value placed on their home or business is accurate, I directed assessment officials to permit a grace period to accept grievances until March 10,” stated County Executive Mangano. “I am happy to make this grievance process easy by offering a free online video to assist homeowners who wish to challenge the accuracy of their homes assessed value.”
“I’d like to thank County Executive Mangano for extending the deadline to grieve,” said Legislator Denise Ford. “This is an important decision for homeowners to make, and the extra time to gather and review all information is much appreciated.”
Homeowners who believe that their assessed value for the 2018-19 school and general property tax year is too high, or property’s classification or exemption status is incorrect, are encouraged to file an “Application for Correction of Assessment” with ARC before the close of the grievance filing period on March 10, 2017. While the application is available in paper form, the convenience of filing online using ARC’s “Assessment Review on the Web” (AROW) link will provide filers with an immediate confirmation that their assessment appeal has been received.
ARC applications can be obtained online at www.nassaucountyny.gov/arc. For individuals who do not have internet access, the application can be obtained in person at ARC located at 240 Old Country Road in Mineola, or by contacting ARC at 516-571-3214. ARC hours of operation are from 9 a.m. to 4:45 p.m.
Individual notices of tentative assessed value, which were mailed by DOA, are available for viewing to homeowners at www.mynassauproperty.com. While the notices show the assigned tentative assessed value for each property for the 2018-19 school and general tax years, it does not reflect the amount of property taxes that will be imposed by a school district or local taxing authority. There is no fee to file an “Application for Correction of Assessment” with Nassau County.
County Executive Mangano has saved taxpayers tens of millions of dollars by implementing significant improvements to the assessment system; however, residents must remember that it has been dysfunctional for over three decades and Hurricane Sandy delayed the revaluation of properties. Even though the DOA staff worked hard to enter all settlements, mistakes can be made. That is why County Executive Mangano reminds property owners to carefully review their tentative assessment and to inform the DOA if corrections were not made.
If owners have not received their assessment disclosure letter that had been mailed in January, they may simply call the DOA at 516-571-1500 or visit the department website at www.mynassauproperty.com.